Edmonton RCMP charge Morinville parents in death of child

submitted by RCMP

Morinville, Alta. – The parents of a toddler who drowned in a pond in The Lakes neighbourhood of Morinville, on July 25, 2015, now face a criminal charge in relation to the death of their two-and-half-year-old daughter. The child was not under adult supervision at the time of her drowning.

Trevor MacDonald, aged 42 and Robin MacDonald, aged 36, both of Morinville, have been jointly charged with one count of Failing to Provide the Necessaries of Life (Sec. 215(2) of the Criminal Code) in relation to their daughter’s death. They are scheduled to appear in Morinville Provincial Court on Thursday, August 4, 2016.

Given that this matter is now before the courts, the RCMP cannot provide further comment on this investigation.

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  1. “Failing to Provide the Necessaries of Life”. One of the necessities for life is to develop independence. Can’t do that with continuous adult supervision.

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